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Challenge to grant of attorneys’ fees in copyright case derailed by untimely objection
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 31 2011

Considering a plaintiff’s second motion for reconsideration challenging the award of attorneys’ fees to the defendant in a copyright case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld the award without remanding the issue to the district court where plaintiff’s objection was over 30 days late and defendant had submitted records demonstrating the reasonableness of the award


Supreme Court hears oral arguments in gray-market copyright case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 29 2012

Undaunted by an approaching hurricane that had already shut down the federal government, public transportation and nearly all of the rest of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court on October 29, 2012, heard oral arguments in a copyright case involving the unauthorized resale in the United States of foreign versions of textbooks originating from U.S. publishers


Circuit split on whether copyright registration must be obtained before filing an infringement action
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • June 30 2010

Copyright owners in the Ninth Circuit recently received same clarity concerning meeting the statutory prerequisites for filing copyright infringement actions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


No standing if plaintiff’s exclusive rights were limited in time
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • India, USA
  • April 29 2011

Evaluating ownership of a sound recording under both the Indian Copyright Act and U.S. Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a district court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants in a copyright infringement action, finding that the plaintiff lacked standing to sue because the underlying agreement granted exclusive rights that were limited in time


“Situs of the injury” for exercising personal jurisdiction over defendant for online copyright infringement is location of copyright owner
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

In a decision favorable to copyright owners based in the state of New York, the New York State Court of Appeals held that in copyright infringement cases involving the uploading of copyrighted literary works onto the internet, the situs of the injury for purposes of determining personal jurisdiction under New York's long-arm jurisdiction statute is the location of the copyright holder and not the location of the infringing conduct


“Caught Up” not substantially similar to “caught Up”
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 29 2012

Assessing whether two songs titled “Caught Up” possessed enough similarities to survive a motion to dismiss, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that they were not in that the songs were lyrically and musically distinct


Idea submission case involving “ghost hunters” television series not preempted by copyright law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 28 2011

In a 7-4 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, en banc, that a writer sufficiently stated an implied contract claim, not preempted by copyright law, where a plaintiff alleged a bilateral expectation that the plaintiff would be compensated by defendant for use of plaintiff’s idea


eBay abrogates presumption of irreparable harm in copyright cases in Ninth Circuit
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 31 2011

Considering the impact of the Supreme Court’s 2006 ruling in the patent infringement case eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. on copyright cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court held that irreparable harm may no longer be presumed upon showing a likelihood of success when seeking preliminary or permanent injunctive relief in copyright infringement cases


Supreme Court to decide if first sale doctrine permits importation of foreign-made copyrighted works without authorization
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 27 2012

The “first sale doctrine” in copyright law permits the owner of a lawfully made copy of a copyrighted work to sell or dispose of that copy as it sees fit


Restoration of copyright in foreign works passes constitution muster
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 31 2012

In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit upholding a federal law that restored copyright protection to foreign works that had entered the public domain in the U.S